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Sausalito, CA

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Sunrise 7:20AMSunset 5:20PM Monday January 20, 2020 7:20 AM PST (15:20 UTC) Moonrise 3:39AMMoonset 1:51PM Illumination 21% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ545 Coastal Waters From Point Reyes To Pigeon Point California Out To 10 Nm- 205 Am Pst Mon Jan 20 2020
.small craft advisory in effect from this afternoon through Tuesday evening...
Today..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 16 seconds.
Tonight..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 18 seconds. A chance of rain.
Tue..S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.
Tue night..NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 10 to 12 ft at 16 seconds. A chance of rain.
Wed..E winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 9 to 11 ft at 15 seconds.
Wed night..N winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 13 seconds.
Thu..N winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft and W 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft and nw 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...seas 4 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Across the bar...seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 3.3 kt at 12:43 pm Monday and 1.6 kt at 01:19 am Tuesday.
PZZ500 205 Am Pst Mon Jan 20 2020
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Winds will continue to shift southerly into this morning ahead of an approaching frontal system. Southerly winds will then increase across the waters by this evening before the system moves through the waters on Tuesday. Moderate northwest swell will persist most of today before a longer period northwest swell arrives this afternoon and wave heights build through mid week. This will generate hazardous seas conditions for smaller vessels. A second long period northwest swell will then arrive late week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sausalito, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 201131 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 331 AM PST Mon Jan 20 2020

SYNOPSIS. Mostly cloudy and seasonably cool conditions will persist over the region today. There is a slight chance of sprinkles or isolated light rain, but most areas should remain dry. Rain chances increase region-wide late tonight into Tuesday as a weak frontal system moves across northern California. Mostly dry conditions are then expected for the remainder of the week, with rain likely returning next weekend.

DISCUSSION. As of 2:30 AM PST Monday . There are no significant weather concerns in the short term. Widespread high clouds continue to stream off the Pacific and across California. These clouds are helping to limit fog formation overnight, and only patchy light fog is currently being observed in the North and East Bay Valleys. Deeper moisture and a weak upper level disturbance well to our southwest are forecast to move inland to the south of our area today. Radar currently shows weak returns offshore, but only at elevations of 12000 feet and above. Thus, we may see some virga or a few sprinkles today, but measurable precipitation is highly unlikely. Cloud cover will keep temperatures on the cool side of normal today, especially across the North and East Bay. Temperatures in these areas have been cooler than the NBM and most other model guidance over the past few days and will likely be so again today. Therefore, North and East Bay temps were adjusted below NBM values today.

Satellite currently shows a weather system offshore from the Pacific Northwest and northern California, along 135W. This system is forecast to track east today and tonight and begin spreading light rain into the North Bay tonight as warm advection develops. Rain will increase in the North Bay, and also begin spreading south and east of the Golden Gate, on Tuesday morning as the cold front approaches. Because the upper trough is forecast to track almost due east with very little southward movement, rain rates and amounts are expected to decrease quite a bit as the surface front moves south and east of San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Showers may linger over the southern portion of our area through Tuesday night, but dry weather should return to all areas by Wednesday. Rainfall totals with the Tuesday system are currently forecast to range from a quarter to a half inch in the North Bay, except locally up to an inch in northwest Sonoma County. Elsewhere, rain totals are expected to be a quarter inch or less, except perhaps up to a half inch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This system will not be cold like recent systems that came in from the northwest and snow levels are forecast to remain mostly above 6000 feet when precipitation is falling. Winds are not expected to have a significant impact with this system, although southerly wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible near the coast and locally in the hills on Tuesday.

Generally dry conditions are forecast for the remainder of the work week as the storm track remains to our north, but the Northern fringes of our area may see light rain at times. A relatively mild airmass will persist over our area and temperatures are forecast to be slightly warmer than normal in most areas during the second half of the week.

The longer range models are coming into better agreement for next weekend, and it looks increasingly likely that widespread rain will occur, with highest rain chances late Saturday night into Sunday. Based on the latest deterministic models, as well as the ensemble means, the weekend system looks somewhat stronger and wetter than the Tuesday system, but probably not strong/wet enough to produce significant weather impacts.

AVIATION. as of 03:31 AM PST Monday . For 12z TAFs. Satellite imagery shows thick cloud cover over the region at between 15,000 and 20,000 ft AGL. Cloud cover obscuring any view of lower clouds or possible fog in the Central Valley, but obs still show reduced visibility over portions of the East Bay with KLVK currently at 4 miles visibility along with KSTS. VFR conditions to prevail for most sites with MVFR and possibly IFR conditions in the North and East Bay this morning due to reduced visibility. High clouds to continue before lowering overnight ahead of a cold front. MVFR/IFR cigs expected to develop in the North Bay at the end of the taf period along with showers before reaching the Bay Area mid morning. Light SE winds this morning for most sites with SW to W winds this afternoon. Southerly winds to then return by the evening.

Vicinity of KSFO . VFR with continued high clouds and light SE to SW winds. Cigs expected to lower overnight ahead of the cold front with southerly winds increasing tomorrow morning as showers arrive.

SFO Bridge Approach . Similar to KSFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals . VFR. Light E/SE winds this morning with locally higher winds possible in the Salinas Valley. Winds to turn onshore this afternoon before southerly winds return this evening.

MARINE. As of 2:05 AM PST Monday . Winds will continue to shift southerly into this morning ahead of an approaching frontal system. Southerly winds will then increase across the waters by this evening before the system moves through the waters on Tuesday. Moderate northwest swell will persist most of today before a longer period northwest swell arrives this afternoon and wave heights build through mid week. This will generate hazardous seas conditions for smaller vessels. A second long period northwest swell will then arrive late week.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tday. SCA . Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm from 3 PM SCA . Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm from 3 PM SCA . Pt Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm from 3 PM



PUBLIC FORECAST: Dykema AVIATION: AS MARINE: AS

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 2 mi57 min 49°F 53°F1017.2 hPa
PXSC1 5 mi51 min 50°F 46°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 6 mi51 min 49°F 1015.8 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 7 mi51 min 53°F8 ft
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 7 mi40 min NW 2.9 47°F 1017 hPa
OBXC1 8 mi51 min 49°F 47°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 9 mi51 min 49°F 1016.9 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 9 mi69 min NNW 6 G 7
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 10 mi51 min 49°F 1017.2 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 10 mi51 min 52°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 11 mi51 min 52°F
LNDC1 12 mi51 min 49°F 1016.7 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 18 mi31 min E 12 G 14 52°F 54°F7 ft1016.9 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 22 mi51 min 46°F 1017.1 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 25 mi51 min 47°F 52°F1017.5 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 26 mi51 min 44°F 49°F1017.5 hPa
UPBC1 26 mi63 min E 4.1 G 4.1
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 29 mi57 min 52°F1015.8 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 30 mi51 min 44°F 48°F1017.1 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 36 mi51 min 43°F 1017.9 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 37 mi96 min SSE 2.9
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 37 mi31 min SSE 3.9 G 9.7 54°F 55°F9 ft1016.7 hPa51°F

Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA14 mi25 minESE 49.00 miOvercast49°F42°F77%1017.2 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA16 mi28 minN 010.00 miOvercast47°F39°F77%1017.5 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA20 mi26 minN 010.00 miOvercast48°F41°F76%1016.6 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA22 mi27 minNE 310.00 miFair45°F39°F80%1018.3 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA23 mi26 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds46°F41°F82%1017.6 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA24 mi26 minS 48.00 mi45°F42°F93%1017.9 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KSFO

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2 days agoS3CalmE6E6NE4NE4N5NE6N4N3N3CalmE12NE10E7CalmS4CalmNE7NE6NE7E7E10SE8

Tide / Current Tables for San Francisco, California (2) (expired 1998-12-31)
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Mon -- 12:57 AM PST     2.55 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:38 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 07:22 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:34 AM PST     6.57 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:51 PM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 02:32 PM PST     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:19 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 09:42 PM PST     4.55 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for San Francisco Bay Entrance (Golden Gate), California Current
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San Francisco Bay Entrance (Golden Gate)
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Mon -- 12:13 AM PST     -2.01 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:27 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:38 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:25 AM PST     2.74 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:22 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:15 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 12:37 PM PST     -4.58 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 01:51 PM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 04:40 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:19 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:51 PM PST     3.56 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 10:57 PM PST     -0.01 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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